BLSS PGRA studentships x5
Post Graduate Research Assistant (PGRA) Opportunities within College of Business, Law & Social Sciences, University of Derby
The Centre for Business Improvement (led by Professor Carley Foster) and the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement (led by Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes) have opportunities for Full-Time Post Graduate Research Assistants. There are 5 vacancies in total in a variety of business and management disciplines.
Each successful applicant will receive a stipend of £14553 per annum and a personal development budget of £1,000 per annum for 3 years. The post also covers Home/EU PhD tuition fees for three years.
The successful applicant will be expected to complete their PhD within 3 years on the Traditional Route PhD, contribute to the Centre/College REF submission and get involved in the wider research activities of the relevant Centre.
Applicants will become part of a friendly and welcoming team and will be supported and managed by their supervisors and the Centre Heads.
The 5 PGRA vacancies are as follows:
BLSS_Sustainable_PGRA_1217 – Post Graduate Research Assistant in Sustainable Business & the Green Economy. Home/EU applicants only.
BLSS_Tourism_PGRA_1217 – Post Graduate Research Assistant in the Tourism Economy. Home/EU applicants only.
BLSS_Evaluation_PGRA_1217 – Post Graduate Research Assistant in Enterprise Evaluation & Applied Economics. Home/EU applicants only.
BLSS_Operations_PGRA_1217 – Post Graduate Research Assistant in Operations & Supply Chain Management. Open to Home/EU and International applicants.
BLSS_AI_PGRA_1217 – Post Graduate Research Assistant in Artificial Intelligence Applications in Supply Chain Management. Open to Home/EU and International applicants.
Please note, if your application is successful and you are assessed as Overseas for fees purposes, you will need to pay the difference between the Home/EU fees and the Overseas fees.
Applicants are invited to take inspiration from the job descriptions and person specifications for each vacancy and produce their own, more-specific research proposal, in addition to the standard application documentation.
For details of how to apply and required documentation, please go to:
When submitting your application, please include the reference code for the post you wish to apply for in the email subject heading.
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For other enquires which are subject–specific please contact the following people:
BLSS_Sustainable_PGRA_1217 – Sustainable Business & the Green Economy – Dr Fred Paterson – email@example.com
BLSS_Tourism_PGRA_1217 – Tourism Economy – Dr Sarah Rawlinson – firstname.lastname@example.org
BLSS_Evaluation_PGRA_1217 – Enterprise Evaluation & Applied Economics – Dr Tracey Wond – email@example.com
BLSS_Operations_PGRA_1217 – Operations & Supply Chain Management – Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes – firstname.lastname@example.org
BLSS_AI_PGRA_1217- Artificial Intelligence Applications in Supply Chain Management – Dr Tony Anosike – email@example.com
Specific enquiries relating to studying in the College: Dr Tracey Wond - firstname.lastname@example.org
Application enquiries (how to apply, issues applying): Research Student Office - 01332 591060 or email@example.com
Closing dates for applications: 10 January 2018
Interviews will be held between 12-16 February 2018.
If you have not been invited for interview by 16 February, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.